Guide to an Ergonomic Workspace Setup

  • Screen position 
    • The top of the monitor or laptop screen should be at eye level. 
    • Screens should be about an arm’s length away. 
    • Optimizing screen position can help prevent neck pain and eye strain. 
  • Workspace surface 
    • The external keyboard and mouse should be within close reach.
    • The table or desk should have enough room to rest forearms on the surface without raising shoulders or allowing soft tissue to dig into the surface’s edge. 
    • By avoiding overreaching and contact stress, this positioning can minimize shoulder pain and wrist pain. 
  • Chair and foot support
    • The chair should be at a height where you can rest your feet flat on the floor or an elevated surface, such as a stool.
    • Knees should be level with hips. 
    • Sitting in this position with adequate support can help prevent back pain and shoulder pain.